Preston Wadley, "The Circumnavigators", 2007, from the series "Pentimento", archival pigment print, 10x16”

Preston Wadley, “The Circumnavigators”, 2007, from the series “Pentimento”, archival pigment print, 10×16”

Preston Wadley

Pentimento are a series of objects in book form incorporating mixed media and are specifically photograph(y) dependent. “Pentimento” represents a personal re-examination of life/history through the filter of what I know now. Formally, I seek to contextualize found/fabricated objects and selected photographs into a juxtaposition that illuminates lived experience and personal truth. Pentimento is evidence of change, of historical revision and reflection on the connection to what has already been and an ever-evolving present.

Preston Wadley (Shoreline, WA) is an artist and educator working in Washington State. He received his MFA from the University of Washington and currently teaches classes in drawing and photography at Cornish College of Art in Seattle, WA. His work has been shown extensively in galleries across Washington, including G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle Art Museum. In addition to his solo exhibition at CPW in 2006, Wadley’s work will be exhibited at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR and been included in group shows at Peer Gallery (NYC) and in the 2007 Photography Biennial at Whatcom Museum of History and Art, in Bellingham, WA. Preston is the recipient of numerous awards, including a New Works Award from En Foco, a NEA Goodwill Games Arts Festival grant, an Artist in the City grant from the Seattle Arts Commission, and Teacher of the Year from Cornish College. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington. His work has been published in Nueva Luz Photographic Journal, Photography Quarterly (CPW), InSight, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Seattle Times, and Artweek. Wadley was an Artist-in-Residence at CPW in 2005.